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(Khalil Hamra/AP)
(Khalil Hamra/AP)

Israel appears to have committed war crimes in May conflict with Hamas, Human Rights Watch says

The report renews scrutiny on this May’s deadly exchange of Israeli missiles and Hamas rockets in which over 250 Palestinians in Gaza, among them 67 children, and 13 residents of Israel, including two children, died.

After a Tanzanian opposition leader’s arrest, hopes for a democratic turn fade

The opposition leader had been campaigning for changes to Tanzania’s constitution that would lessen the central government’s power.

CDC change on masks bring U.S. back in line with WHO and foreign governments

The WHO had advised all people, vaccinated or not, to continue wearing masks when around people.

Europeans increasingly frustrated as White House maintains Trump-era covid travel restrictions

Whereas vaccinated U.S. tourists have been allowed to return to much of Europe for weeks, most Europeans continue to be unable to travel to the United States.

Spear gun slaying of Kostis, beloved Mediterranean monk seal, sparks outrage on Greek island

Animal was rescued as a pup from Cyclone Zorbas in 2018.

Outcry in Pakistan over beheading of former ambassador’s daughter

Police arrested an acquaintance of the victim at the site of the attack, and later his mother and father on charges of trying to hide evidence.

Covid-19 global updates: U.S. warns against travel to Israel, Portugal and Spain as delta fuels outbreaks

The White House said it had no plans to lift broad restrictions on visitors from Britain, countries in Europe’s Schengen region and other nations.

Explosion at chemical park shakes German city, kills 1

Residents were warned to stay inside after the explosion shrouded Leverkusen with black smoke.

Liberate Hong Kong? Time’s up for that slogan, court rules in first security law trial.

The outcome signaled a tough line by the courts in enforcing Beijing’s new rules on political speech.

Tunisia’s fledgling democracy, sole survivor of the Arab Spring, in crisis as president takes emergency powers

Crowds opposing and supporting Kais Saied’s move clashed outside the shuttered parliament.

Tokyo reports new record for coronavirus infections, but the Games’ bubble holds

Inside the Games: high vaccination rates, strict precautions, low infection rates. Out in Tokyo: few vaccinations, lax enforcement, surging cases.

After the Tajik president’s sister died of covid, her sons beat up the country’s top health officials

Since coronavirus struck the region, Tajik authorities first denied it, then played it down. Now 10 members of the president’s family have been infected.

North and South Korea agree to talk again, restore cross-border hotline

Reviving the communication channel is part of efforts to improve strained ties.

China may be having a harder time with Biden than with Trump

The deep freeze in U.S.-China ties has not lifted in the first six months of the Biden presidency. Instead, relations may be growing all the more tense.

A motorcycle-riding lawyer searches Guatemala’s remotest corners to reunite families separated by the U.S.

More than four years after the Trump administration began separating migrant families at the U.S. border, Eriberto Pop searches jungle and mountain villages for lost parents; 275 are still missing.

In aftermath of German floods, fires burn in southern Europe as rains drench London

The fires come on the heels of a climate-focused meeting Friday of the environment and energy ministers of the Group of 20 nations in Naples.

Businessman Najib Mikati becomes Lebanon’s latest prime minister designate

Mikati is the third nominee in less than a year to seek to form a government to rescue the country from collapse.
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Search for disabled South Korean mountaineer lost in Himalayas ends at his family’s request

A week ago, Kim Hong-bin, 57, made history as the first disabled person to scale all 14 mountains. Then he went missing. And now, a weeklong international search for his body has concluded at the request of his family.

Tunisia’s president fires prime minister, dismisses government, freezes parliament

The move, hailed by the president’s supporters, represents a major challenge to the Arab Spring’s only lasting democracy.
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Koreas talk again in dormant channels, agree to improve ties

North and South Korea exchanged messages in communication channels that have been dormant for more than a year and agreed to improve ties
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US suspends cooperation with Guatemala attorney general

The U.S. government has suspended cooperation with Guatemala’s Attorney General’s Office in response to the firing of its top anti-corruption prosecutor, saying it has “lost confidence” in the Central American country’s willingness to fight corruption
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3 Mexican ships taking fuel, medical aid and food to Cuba

Two Mexican ships carrying food, fuel and medical supplies are sailing to Cuba and third is scheduled to leave Wednesday
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Kosovar survivors of Croatia bus crash return to homeland

Some of the survivors of a deadly bus crash in Croatia have flown home to Kosovo to a welcoming crowd at the country’s international airport at the capital Pristina
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UN says closing Darfur peacekeeping operation has hiccups

The U.N. logistics chief says closing down the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping operation in Sudan’s western Darfur region is proceeding on schedule, though with some hiccups
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